Mythological and religious stories inspire free Swindon Art on Tour exhibition
By Jessica Durston - 29 April 2022
Arts and CultureCommunity
Hilary Paynter, King Lear No.22 of 50, Woodcut, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, © The Folio Society
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery's Art on Tour programme will see a free exhibition and curators talk being held at the Central Library.
The exhibition - ‘A Thousand Words’ - will showcase artworks from the Swindon Collection, which are inspired by religious and mythological stories, historic episodes and personal narratives.
An accompanying talk on Wednesday, 4 May, at 7 - 8pm, will explore the endurance of narrative in modern art.
The exhibition and curator's talk are also a part of the Swindon Festival of Literature.
A spokesperson for Swindon Borough Council says: "This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the artworks on display, and the position of storytelling in modern art."
A Thousand Words can be viewed at the Central Library between 4 May – 4 June 2022.
Admission for the event is free, and the opening times are Monday – Friday, 10am - 5.30pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm.
The curator's talk will be held from Wednesday 4 May, from 7 – 8pm.
Admission is free, but booking a place is essential. Those interested can book via the email address ArtOnTour@swindon.gov.uk